As we enter upon the month of Shawaal, let us not leave off the many acts of worship we performed during the blessed month of Ramadhaan. Ramadhaan, for most of us, was a time of renewal and reestablishment of our commitment to Allaah and His religion.
We fasted, gave charity, read the Quran and performed the night prayer. We avoided gossip, slander and every evil that would invalidate our fasting. But now that Ramadhaan is over, the majority of us, unfortunately, will put the Quran back on the shelves, will suspend fasting until next year and will abandon the night prayer. This is not the way it should be, because all of these acts of worship carry rewards and are of benefit to us throughout the year, in addition to the fact that there is no divine prescription limiting them to Ramadhaan. Continue reading Keep the Spirit of Ramadhaan Alive